Tuesday, 4 September 2012

AudioGo: October Releases

AudioGo have released details on audio titles in their spoken word range due to be released in October.

The adaptation of Target novelisations continue with the Fifth Doctor adventure The Visitation, which is read by Matthew Waterhouse (Adric). Meanwhile, the television series soundtrack range sees the release of Fourth Doctor adventure The Pirate Planet, with linking narration by John Leeson (K9). In addition, two compilation collections are also to be released, themed around Earth invasions and Dalek encounters. Finally, a collection of six Eleventh Doctor adventures are also to be released in a special "TARDIS" box.

The audio releases are all due on the 4th October.

The Visitation
Written by Eric Saward
Read by Matthew Waterhouse
Released 4th October 2012 (CD) (pre-order)

Arriving on the outskirts of London in 1666, the Doctor, Tegan, Adric and Nyssa receive a decidedly unfriendly welcome. It soon becomes clear that the sinister activities of other alien visitors have made the villagers extremely suspicious of outsiders. And as a result of the alien Terileptils’ evil schemes, the Doctor finds himself on the point of playing a key role in a gruesome historical event...

Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric in the original TV serial from 1982, reads the story.
 
The Pirate Planet
Written by Douglas Adams
Narrated by John Leeson
Released 4th October 2012 (CD) (pre-order)

Starring Tom Baker and the late Mary Tamm. The Doctor and Romana discover a planet ruled over by the tyrannical Captain. They soon discover that all is not what it seems about the ‘pirate planet’ – and a far darker power lurks behind the scenes.

This full-cast four-part TV soundtrack from the original 1978 BBC TV serial has the benefit of special linking narration by John Leeson, who in a bonus interview recollects his time as the Voice of K9.
 
Doctor Who: Invasion Earth!
Released 4th October 2012 (CD) (pre-order)

A collectible slipcase containing three exciting Doctor Who audiobooks across 12 discs, each featuring an alien invasion of Earth! In "The Dalek Invasion of Earth," the Doctor and his friends must fight to save the planet from the Daleks in the 21st Century. In "The Auton Invasion," a newly-regenerated Third Doctor encounters the Nestenes and their robotic "shop window dummy" servants the Autons. In "The Dinosaur Invasion," London faces an incursion of prehistoric monsters as the spearhead of Operation Golden Age.

Read by William Russell, Caroline John and Martin Jarvis, with original sound design, and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.
 
Doctor Who: Dalek Menace!
Released 4th October 2012 (CD) (pre-order)

A collectible slipcase containing three exciting Doctor Who audiobooks across 15 discs, each featuring the Daleks! In "Daleks: The Chase," the TARDIS is pursued through Time and Space by the Daleks, who are intent on preventing any future intervention in their plans by the Doctor. In "Daleks: Mission to the Unknown" and "Daleks: The Mutation of Time," the leader of Earth in the far future, Mavic Chen, has allied himself with the Daleks. When the Doctor steals the core of the Time Destructor, his arch enemies pursue him across the galaxy in order to retrieve it.

Read by Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves and Jean Marsh, with original sound design, and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.
 
Doctor Who: TARDIS Adventure Collection
Released 4th October 2012 (CD) (pre-order)

The Doctor Who: TARDIS Adventure Collection comes in a wonderful TARDIS-shaped box with front opening door, containing six 11th Doctor Audio Original titles: THE RUNAWAY TRAIN, RING OF STEEL, THE JADE PYRAMID, THE HOUNDS OF ARTEMIS, THE GEMINI CONTAGION and THE EYE OF THE JUNGLE.

Read by Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill, Clare Corbett, Meera Syal and David Troughton, with original sound design, this impressive box set is guaranteed to provide a Christmas highlight for all Doctor Who fans.